Each year, hundreds of pedestrians are injured or killed in accidents in Ontario. Because of their lack of protection and smaller stature, pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable victims in traffic accidents. These injuries and fatalities cause tremendous physical, emotional and financial losses. In our ever more distracted world, we are seeing pedestrian fatalities on the rise here in Ontario.
We Are Here to Help
At Barapp Law Firm, we are committed to the rights of accident victims and their families. We have represented hundreds of victims of pedestrian accidents in Waterdown, St Thomas, Fort Erie and throughout Ontario, ensuring that they get the maximum compensation for their losses. If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident, we are here to help.
According to Transport Canada, it has been estimated that pedestrians are 284 times more likely to be killed or injured in a collision than motorists. Additionally, intersections have become far more complex with more lanes of traffic and designated turning lanes. This is more information for both drivers and pedestrians to process.
Every driver has a responsibility to be careful when operating a motor vehicle. Drivers are expected to follow the rules of the road at all times when they are behind the wheel of a car. And yet we see negligent drivers putting unsuspecting pedestrians in harm’s way each day. When drivers do this, a pedestrian can pay the ultimate price if hit by a vehicle.
Unfortunately, when it comes to a pedestrian against a car, the pedestrian will almost always lose. Pedestrian accidents are often extremely serious and victims often come away from these accidents with devastating injuries. These require extensive medical intervention and costly hospitalizations and can quickly overwhelm a victim and their family.
Fortunately, victims of pedestrian accidents are often entitled to financial compensation for their injuries. The law is clear that a negligent driver must be responsible for damages that they cause. This will most commonly be done through insurance. But what happens when the insurance settlement is insufficient or the other driver simply has no insurance?
Having the assistance of a pedestrian accident lawyer in Ontario is important at these times. At Barapp Law Firm, we can help ensure that you get compensation for medical costs and lost income in addition to other costs that may be associated with the accident.
At Barapp Law Firm, we are there to help. We will represent your interests and make sure that you are getting the compensation you deserve after a devastating accident. We have represented thousands of victims of accidents in Waterdown, St Thomas, Fort Erie and throughout Ontario and would be happy to discuss your options with you. Call us today for a no-cost consultation. You don’t pay unless we win.